Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 578.006
Registration of Equipment


A person may not administer electroconvulsive therapy unless the equipment used to administer the therapy is registered with the department.


A mental hospital or facility administering electroconvulsive therapy or a private physician administering the therapy on an outpatient basis must file an application for registration under this section. The applicant must submit the application to the department on a form prescribed by department rule.


The application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee. The executive commissioner by rule shall set the fee in a reasonable amount not to exceed the cost to the department to administer this section.


The application must contain:


the model, manufacturer, and age of each piece of equipment used to administer the therapy; and


any other information required by department rule.


The department may conduct an investigation as considered necessary after receiving the proper application and the required fee.


The executive commissioner by rule may prohibit the registration and use of equipment of a type, model, or age the executive commissioner determines is dangerous.


The department may deny, suspend, or revoke a registration if the department determines that the equipment is dangerous. The denial, suspension, or revocation of a registration is a contested case under Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 705, Sec. 5.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(49), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1398, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 578.006 — Registration of Equipment, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­578.­htm#578.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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